A PUPPY sold as a miniature cockapoo for £2,000 has grown into a 32kg giant the size of a baby rhino.
Owners Liam Griffin and Tiffany Kingdon expected Winnie to reach just over a stone.
She was bought online at 11 weeks when she weighed 4.6kg — but then she just kept growing.
She was 16kg at five months, 22kg after eight and is now 32kg at just over a year old.
Engineer Liam, 25, said: “Hopefully, she’s stopped growing now.
"We love her to bits but it’s a good job we’ve got a house with a garden.
"I don’t know why the breeder passed her off as a miniature dog. It was very irresponsible.
“The guy asked us to send him some pictures but when we tried they just bounced back.
“It seems he used a burner phone for the sale of the litter of pups and then moved on.”
Hairdresser Tiffany, 23, joked: “‘Buy a miniature Cockapoo’, they said. ‘It will be fun’, they said.
"Then she turned into a Shetland pony. But I love her so much.”
Cockapoos are a poodle and cocker spaniel cross.
But a DNA test has found Winnie is a poodle and Irish setter cross — called an Irish doodle.
Liam, from Coventry, said: “That certainly explained a lot.
“No wonder she’s so big.”
It comes after we revealed bunnies Maggie and Lapine rocketed to 14lb each and may double in size again.
The Continental Giants gnaw through cables at their Taunton home.
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